I'm going to post this in "Computer Audio" as it seems like the correct spot for it, I apologize if I'm mistaken.
I currently have my PC hooked up via HDMI to a Yamaha RX-V373 5.1 receiver from my 2nd ATi HD6950 (crossfire setup) video card. I switch to the HDMI when I want to use my speakers then back to my Sound Blaster Z when I'm using headphones, which seems to be way more often then the speakers these days. Can anyone who knows way more then me tell me if it's a waste to even bother with switching back and forth or should I just hook an optical cable from the Z to the receiver and be done with it?
I much prefer the SBX "surround sound" through headpones on the Z vs. the "Silent Cinema" on my Yamaha receiver when it comes to gaming. Does the receiver have an advantage over the Z when it comes to headphones that I'm not aware of? Thanks in advance for the help.
Side note; who came up with the name "Silent Cinema" anyway? Just sound wrong...